Canada’s Largest Showcase
for the Graphic Communications
and Printing Industries

May 11-13, 2023

Toronto International Centre

Graphics Canada Seminar Series

Sponsored by

11:00 – 14:00
Aviation B

The Value of Print – Target Your Efforts for Success

11:00 – 12:30

This session will feature a panel of experts from marketing and corporate to technology providers and industry, as they discuss areas where print has had a positive impact on their business success. These insights will provide a better understanding of trends, and the benefits of print products and services to help communicate to our customers.   

Panelists will be announced in April.  

Robots, ‘Cobots’, & Other Automation Solutions:
Improve Your Processes and Manufacturing Efficiency

13:00 – 14:15

Robots are one of the most valuable tools to help fight the ongoing labour shortage and associated increase in labour cost. This session will explain the difference between the numerous robotic solutions that are available today to see what’s right for your business. From print to packaging, the focus will also be on the economics of an investment into robotics.

Led by expert Patrick Douglas-Meis, who has more than three decades of experience working with robotics, you’ll learn the difference between a robot and a cobot, and their comparative benefits and disadvantages.

Patrick is currently involved in many projects with the latest generation of this technology, including mobile robots that can moved easily between different workstations and perform different tasks. He will share his knowledge, so you get a better understanding of the different solutions and how they can be applied to your business.

Cybersecurity – To Come

10:00 – 11:00

Canadian Industry – 2023 Insights from Insiders


Attend this important session as we share the results of a survey of Canadian printers on the current state of the industry. This session will include industry leaders discussing the results and sharing their insights from their company’s perspective on how to navigate an uncertain economy to thrive and prosper. 

Panelists will be announced in April.  

Top 5 Ways to Recruit & Retain Employees
in Today’s Challenging Labour Market

13:00 – 14:30

Join industry experts, Heather Black and Nicky Milner, from Connecting for Results, for this impactful session as they share best practices that successful companies are using to recruit and retain the best talent to build winning organizations.

Their current experience is based on the need for organizations to attract talented, young, staff who are engaged to help them grow and prosper.

Employees who are in demand have the ability to pick and choose what companies they work for, and if the conditions do not meet their expectations, they have the mobility to move to an employer who does!

Heather and Nicky will share their learnings from dealing with hundreds of employees, as well as employers, to understand how you can attract talent, reduce recruitment costs, and improve your employee retention. 

Heather Black
Connecting for Results

Nicky Milner
Connecting for Results

Heather is an accomplished consultative leader with 20+ years of experience cultivating new business, delivering customized solutions and identifying and recruiting qualified staff. Proven success in business development from idea creation to planning and driving significant growth. She has managed full spectrum of functions: strategy, business development, sales, service delivery, recruitment, operations, team management and business partnerships.

Multi-faceted print and publishing technology executive, with experience in information technology, premedia and prepress, digital printing, program, and project management. Five-time member of PrintAction Canada’s List of “50 Most Influential People” in Graphic Communications. Successful leadership career with North American print and publishing organizations (Quebecor World, Transcontinental), in roles spanning production technology, operations management, digital media, and more.


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